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Test Code MAL Malaria Smear


Wright and Malarial Wright-Giemsa Staining of Thick and Think Blood Films

Performing Laboratory

Munson Medical Center Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 48 hours of draw.


Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of EDTA whole blood

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Collection Instructions: Blood drawn at 6 to 8 hour intervals may be necessary to demonstrate infection. Forward promptly.

Reference Values


Critical value (automatic call-back): positive

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding